hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,026 miles

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problem #10

Jul 012019


  • 102,000 miles
I just purchased this car from a car lot with unknown issues sure enough a few weeks in I start to notice the jerking when I press the breaks and the hesitation to start as well and steering and noises coming from under the hood that auto shops could not figure out the reasoning behind. I need answered. I believe this car should have been on the recall list. There has to have been some king of mistake not putting it on there

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #9

Jun 102019


  • 102,000 miles

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #8

Apr 032019


  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. While driving 60-70 mph, the engine lost power, the vehicle decelerated, and the contact lost control of the brakes. Additionally, the transmission would not move into gear and the vehicle remained stationary on the shoulder. The throttle, fill cap, and check engine warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed, but the test could not read the codes. The vehicle was not repaired. Days later, the failures recurred. The dealer and manufacturer were not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 108,000.

- Burton, OH, USA

problem #7

Oct 062017


  • 129,000 miles
The ABS, ecc and breakes dashboard lights turned on at the same time and stay turned on.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #6

Apr 022017


  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. While the contact's daughter was driving 35 mph, the vehicle started to vibrate violently when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact depressed the accelerator pedal and the vehicle failed to accelerate, but the rpms remained at 5. there were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. Prior to the failure, the contact's daughter took the vehicle to a dealer for a noise in the engine. The vehicle was diagnosed with needing a new battery, sparks plugs, and transmission. The vehicle was not repaired at that time. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 96,000.

- White Lake, MI, USA

problem #5

Jul 102015


  • 66,000 miles
My ABS, esp bas, and traction control lights went on on my dash showing that my vehicles safety features are disabled. I had just had the sensor module that controls these lights replaced back in December 2015 at an expense of $1266. Now 7 months later and 6000 miles later the system is not working again. The dealership will not cover the repairs again under warranty and claim I will have to pay again to have the repairs made. Who know how long this repair would last as the Jeep parts are obviously defective and their are many more complaints on-line about them. There is no doubt that there are a lot of Jeep owners driving around with their safety controls disabled because they can not afford these costly repairs...or can not afford to pay for them more then once! Jeep should have to honor these repairs under warranty or recall the defective parts before someone gets killed!

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #4

May 202015


  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. While being serviced for the brakes and rotors, the independent mechanic determined that the cradle, bolt joints, and tie rods were severely rusted and needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 91,000.

- East Lansing, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 132014

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 100,256 miles
I have a 2009 Jeep Patriot at first my Jeep starting to rev up and down then the Jeep would jerk hard then speedometer needle would go from the speed I was going to zero to max it would do that a few times then it would not register at all after that my ABS light would come on my ESC light as well then my front brake would start to grab and lock the front end down, I work at a dealer ship so I unplugged the ABS module and it drove fine no problem expect I have no speed odometer when I got to work I pulled the codes and it told me it was the left front wheel speed sensor so I ordered one and replaced the part and hooked my ABS module back up test drove and checked codes all was fine later that after noon driving home from work I just pick up the kids from daycare it started to do it again this time when my brakes locked up it came to a dead stop I was going 55 mph on the highway I was able fight it to the side of the road and unplug the ABS module again and drove fine went to work the next day pulled codes once more told me it was the right front wheel speed sensor this time I order an new and replaced it, still doing the same thing it keeps jumping back and forth between codes from left to right. I think it might be the ABS module and those can get expensive. I would rather trade it for a Kia before I pay that money. This issues could have killed or severely hurt me and my family my kids where in the car both time.

- Waco, NC, USA

problem #2

Sep 102012

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
While driving vehicle, Patriot began to make a weird noise and when braking on any incline the brake pedal would fell as though it was bouncing and you could hear a ticking noise from passenger front area of car. Shortly after the ABS/traction control light came on. After having the car scanned at a local shop, it wasn't reading what was wrong. They reset computer and after driving over 20mph, the lightscame back on. I recently took it into a local mechanic shop where they analyzed the computer system and brake system. The back right passenger tire ABS sensor had failed and needs replaced along with the lower control arms and ball joints on the front right side estimating cost to fixes around $1000 for a car with 57,500 miles now.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Dec 242010

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 16,000 miles
Jeep has leaked on 3 occasions, while raining, comes inside the pillars, into the inside of the Jeep. Water covers gas and brake pads, runs into electrical and ruins carpet. Has been unsuccessfully fixed. Have not driven car in 18 months, had towed back to home. Headed to arbitration, but hear they will re-sell the car and fearful someone will get hurt in this car. Peddles become very slippery when water hits them and do not function correctly.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA